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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

2079 Ho Tai and Roses

30 x 40 cm oil on canvas
Haven't been painting much lately, managed to get this one finished. Roses from my garden, though they have suffered much through our wet and windy weather here, popped in a battered old copper kettle.  Paired with the monk Ho Tai who brought a bag of sweets to the children who came to hear his teachings.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

2078 Green Light

40 x 40 cm oil on canvas
Wow I've just realized I haven't finished a painting in a whole month, I've been so sidetracked by other things, gardening being one of them, looking after grandchildren while my daughter was on holiday and visiting auctions to acquire stock for my Etsy shop and the tedious job of sorting cleaning, photographing and posting each item, just to mention a few jobs. Time is just flying by and I need to make time to paint too.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

2077 'Two Blues'

15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on panel framed and available
Another cheesy one!
I have dug out my watercolours and giving them a whirl, struggling a lot as the techniques of creating a successful painting are so different from oils and I'm not happy at all with the resulting paintings not spontaneous or loose enough just plain wooden. 

Monday, 29 April 2019

2076 'Blue brie and Cracker'

15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on panel

Cheese and grapes is an ever popular still life subject so thought that i would get back to painting a couple.
This one is on a piece of slate, that came off an old derelict cottage's roof that I found on one of my walks around here.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

2075 'Checkered'

30 x 60 cm 12" x 24" oil on canvas
Here's a partner painting to the last one I posted, it has taken me ages because of breaks due to various reasons one being of course Easter. It was what I call a fiddler, because of checks and elipses shadows and reflections. I lost the flow due to all the interruptions too, so I'm glad this is finished at last!

Monday, 15 April 2019

2074 Hold a Candle to You

30 x 60 cm 12" x 24" oil on canvas

I haven't painted any long ones for awhile, just concentrated on square ones. Trying to paint all the enamel vessels and items I have acquired recently but some seem to get featured more than others, I love the colour combination in this one with a zingy green plate pepping up this set up!

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

2073 Kettle Bell

30 x 30 cm oil on canvas
Have taken a short break from painting, the garden was calling and several other things. I started painting a large one before I my break so it's looming large and waiting in my painting room, I seem to be avoiding it for some reason, so I thought that I would fill the gap with a small one.
This is my favourite copper kettle because of it's shape and a ceramic bell I bought many years ago because of it's colour.

Monday, 18 March 2019

2071 'Tea'

30 x 30 cm oil on canvas, available via my web-site
 http://dianamarshall.fineartstudioonline.com/workszoom/3060794 (when dry and framed)

I'm enjoying getting a bit more creative with my backgrounds, I've kept this fairly simple, don't want to detract from the sweet set-up.

Friday, 15 March 2019

2070 'With a Feather on Top'

15 x 20 cm = 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel. framed available via my web-site
The last of the small ones for a while, need to paint some larger ones and put away my little brushes!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

2070 Cup of Roses

15 x 20 cm oil on canvas board
Another small one, a pretty cup with roses on the inside and two lovely strawberries on either side.

Monday, 11 March 2019

2069 What's Inside ?

 15 x 20 cm  = 6" x 8" oil on canvas board
Trying out different paints, going back to a slow drying or should I say a normal drying oil paint and found it tedious to wait for each layer to dry.
Anyway this apple is perched on a rustic box with ironwork and studs. and long since eaten!

Friday, 8 March 2019

2068 Two Brown eggs

15 x 20 cm oil on canvas panel, to be framed, available via my web-site

Going from large to small sizes is quite a challenge, to think small again and they are a bit fiddly too.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

2067 Cafès & Lègumes

50 x 50 cm oil on canvas, available when framed.

Something different, wanted to incorporate a stencil in the background, so I composed my items to fit the words.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

2063 With Added Lemon

50 x 50 cm = 20" x 20" oil on canvas to be framed

Classic colour combination, I'm now not going to acquire any more enamel props, or so I tell myself!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

2062 'Face Off'

40 x 40 cm 16" x 16" oil on canvas
Two vintage kitchen gadgets, a mincer and a green bean slicer both made by Spong & Co are in a face off. You can see who the aggressor is, wonder what it's all about! 

Monday, 11 February 2019

2061 'Bread and Coffee'

50 x 50 = 20" x 20" oil on canvas to be framed
Still more enamel still lifes! Got this newish bread bin along with a large off white pitcher at a local auction, it's in much better condition to the one I already have. Got so many new props now they will last me for quite a few paintings. All my spare cupboards are full to brimming too.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

2060 Ducky Reflection

60 x 60 = 24" x 24" oil on canvas to be framed available via my web-site.

Another copper and brass set-up, this time including a solid brass duck, bought in Portugal many years ago. He is probably admiring his reflection in the copper saucepan.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

2059 Chamber Stick

60 x 60 cm / 24" x 24" oil on canvas, to be framed

More enamel, I've been buying lots of stuff on Ebay, auctions and Etsy, it's becoming quite an obsession to find interesting and colourful old enamel items. I'll have to stop soon though, where to put it all!

Thursday, 24 January 2019

2058 French Coffee

40 x 40 cm oil on canvas,   framed

All items purchased in France on a trip last year.
 I tried a different brand of oil paint than my usual one  and found it so different, think I will go back to my tried and trusted brand.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

2057 Time for Coffee

30 x 30 cm / 12" x 12" oil on canvas, framed.

I'm on a roll with my new subject matter - enamel kitchen ware, seems to be very popular at the moment. Got lots more ideas in my brain, wish I could paint faster!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

2056 Spouts SOLD!

60 x 60 cm (24" x 24") oil on canvas 

This as you can imagine was a labour of love, all those reflections! The first one finished in the New Year although started in the old year. Hoping this will be a good year for us all too. Just sold along with two other paintings from my web-site via Paypal am thrilled to say,

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